Posts tagged with the keyword: ‘Kat Ward’


Hiatus

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Dear Hometown Pasadena reader: I have some news, which I’m sorry to share as Hometown Pasadena readers and subscribers have been so supportive of this online magazine. I am taking a hiatus. For about five weeks (more or less). My 82-year-old mother has been fighting breast cancer, though it’s toward the end of treatment. Thankfully, she’s doing […]

W. Dayton Street

W. Dayton Street

Arriving early for a meeting with Lynn Griffith at her currently-under-construction bakery on Dayton Street, we had just enough time for a quick stroll (which translates into walking at a leisurely pace in order to “see” while also givin’ the nod to the time crunch). Several years ago and for several years, apartment buildings erupted […]

San Gabriel Mission

San Gabriel Mission

We were corralled to do an early morning drop-off in Rosemead, and as we were in no hurry, we decided to leisurely wind our way home. Suddenly, we turned right and there was the San Gabriel Mission in an early morning glow. We didn’t have time to take a proper tour, but here are some […]

Beauty…at the Mall?

Beauty…at the Mall?

Though we’re not ones to frequent malls—crowds, lights, too many choices!—it was necessary to attend one such environment, the indoor/outdoor Westfield Santa Anita mall next to Santa Anita Racetrack. Surprisingly, there was beauty to behold… Westfield Mall, 400 S. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia 91007. Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Westfield,com/SantaAnita.     […]

Downtown L.A.: Inside the Story

Downtown L.A.: Inside the Story

Pasadena’s Inside the Story, founded in 2010 by sisters Susan Cherney, a former CPA, and Wendy Moss, a retired attorney, is taking you deep into downtown L.A.… On September 12, join Art Historian James Fishburne on an exciting tour that examines how Classical architecture was adapted, distorted, and occasionally rejected in Downtown Los Angeles.  Beginning […]

Queen of Dreams

Queen of Dreams

Words are tricky. My mother had tried to teach me this. Once when I was persteringly insistent with my questions, she said, “Everyone breathes in air, but it’s a wise person who knows when to use that air to speak and when to exhale in silence.”   Queen of Dreams by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is […]

A Last Minute Surprise

A Last Minute Surprise

A last minute drama of the teenage variety had us forcibly volunteer to drive said teenager and friend down to San Diego for a boy band concert. As our attendance at said concert was not desired, on either parties count, we dropped off two overly-excited fans at the top of a hill to join the […]

Amy’s Own – a Review

Amy’s Own – a Review

How does one find one’s center? Learn to love? Grow up? BE a good mother? BE a loving wife? How does one love a mother “on the warpath”? Amy’s Own is a wild and crazy road trip of a novel by Kat Ward. In the ins and outs, back and forth of Charlene and Amy’s […]

A World All Its Own: Zorthian Ranch

A World All Its Own: Zorthian Ranch

A commune. An art studio. A junkyard. A personal Utopia. Beatniks, intellectuals, bohemians. “The Dionysus of the Altadena foothills”¹ During the Open Studios weekend at the beginning of June, we entered the world of Zorthian Ranch. That was 2½ hours that easily could’ve been all day. We imagine we looked like the 6-year-old feels walking […]

All Around Us

All Around Us

This week’s Home & Garden focuses on the beautiful cacti, plants, and flowers that we see while walking our neighborhoods…                                                     Take pictures? Plants, architecture, people, events, still life, landscapes? […]

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